Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being
Read Fortress Press's interview with M. Shawn Copeland, only on fortressforum.com!
Being human is neither abstract nor hypothetical. It is concrete,visceral, and embodied in the everyday experience andrelationships that determine who we are. In that case, arguesdistinguished theologian Shawn Copeland, we have much to learnfrom the embodied experience of black women who, for centuries,have borne in their bodies the identities and pathologies of thosein power.
With rare insight and conviction, Copeland demonstrates howblack women's experience and oppression cast a completelydifferent light on our theological theorems and pious platitudesand reveal them as a kind of mental colonization that still operatespowerfully in our economic and political configurations today.Further, Copeland argues, race and embodiment and relationsof power not only reframe theological anthropology but alsoour notions of discipleship, church, and Christ as well. In fact,she argues, our postmodern situation – marked decidedly by therealities of race, conflict, the remains of colonizing myths, and thehealth of bodies – affords an opportunity to be human (and to bethe body of Christ) with new clarity and effect.
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